According to a report from the Mirror (20 March, page 53), West Ham are interested in signing Middlesbrough left-back Williams Kokolo.

Bayern Munich are also allegedly keen.

The 19-year-old was released by Sunderland and has only recently joined Middlesbrough on a two-year deal.

The young Frenchman can operate as an orthodox left-back or as more of an attacking wing-back.

Kokolo is highly inexperienced, however, having failed to make a senior appearance for any club as yet.

He has made 42 appearances for Sunderland’s youth teams though.

The Mirror (20th March, page 53), claims that both West Ham and Bayern Munich are keen to sign the Middlesbrough youngster, however, in spite of his lack of senior experience. So they must have seen something that they like.

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Williams Kokolo in action (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Hammers need a new left-back

David Moyes must prioritise the signing of a new left-back in the summer. Aaron Cresswell seems to be well past his best and Arthur Masuaku has failed to impress since making his £6 million move from Olympiacos in the summer of 2016.

Bringing in the 19-year-old would be a risk for West Ham though, considering his lack of exposure at senior level.

Whether Middlesbrough would be open to selling Kokolo so quickly after signing him, however, remains to be seen.

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